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BREAKING NEWS Bonded child laborers making toys

On March 15, 2022, children aged 9 to 15 years of age were rescued from a toy factory in the Bawana Industrial Area in the north of Delhi in India. A total of 73 children — 38 girls and 35 boys — were rescued from a toy factory and polish manufacturing and fan manufacturing factories […]

April 16 Anniversary murder of Iqbal Masih

  April 16, 1995 Murder of Iqbal Masih, a former slave carpet weaver since the age of 5. He was a child activist after he escaped from slavery. He was the winner of the Reebok Prize. 

Day of the African Child

Thursday, June 16, 2022 The Day of the African Child was established by the Organisation of African Unity on June 22, 1991. The date chosen commemorates June 16, 1976, when 10,000 to 20,000 black high school children marched in a column more than half a mile long in Soweto. They were protesting against being forced […]

World Day Against Child Labor

Sunday, June 12, 2022 is the World Day Against Child Labor. In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. The World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, […]

Child labor in agriculture

May 30, 2022 A group of UN human rights experts have welcomed the adoption of the Durban Call to Action on the Elimination of Child Labor on 20 May 2022 by representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, UN agencies, civil society and regional organizations attending the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour […]

Traditional slavery in Mauritania

May 13, 2022. During 4 – 13 May 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Tomoya Obokata, is visiting Nouakchott and Nouadhibou in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in West Africa to investigate and report on the persistence of descent-based slavery, as well as the social, economic and political situation of former slaves. […]

Anniversary death William Lloyd Garrison

May 24, 1879: Death of William Lloyd Garrison (US abolitionist)

1904 International Agreement on Trafficking in Women and Girls

May 18, 1904: International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic 1904 (Arrangement international en vue d’assurer une protection efficace contre Ie trafic criminel connu sous Ie nom de “Traite des Blanches” 1904) was adopted in Paris on May 18, 1904. It is the first trafficking convention. Adopted in Paris in 1904 Background […]

Joseph Sturge

Anniversary death of Joseph Sturge

May 14, 1859: Death of Joseph Sturge (English abolitionist), leading member of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

Anniversary of death of Macaulay

May 13, 1838: Death of Zachary Macaulay. He was a member of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery. He was appointed Governor of the Province of Freedom from March 1794 – 6 May 1795 and again from March 1796 – April 1799. The Province of Freedom was founded to provide a […]

William Wilberforce

Anniversary of speech calling for abolition of slave trade

May 12, 1789: William Wilberforce (“The Liberator”) rises in the House of Commons to deliver his first speech  to demand the abolition of the slave trade through the British Empire. He began his speech with his famous opening words: “When I consider the magnitude of the subject which I am to bring before the House — a […]

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